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Collision repair is about people helping people

who find themselves in a difficult situation, often through no fault of their own. It’s not just about putting cars back together — it’s about making people whole again. The collision repair community — including body shops, paint, parts, equipment and insurance companies — has been doing this for a long time.

And sometimes, the collision industry goes above and beyond the call of duty to make things a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. This section honors the shops and suppliers that take that additional step.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse Donates $65,000 in Products to Collision Schools

P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse has donated $65,000 in products to three schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation will assist the collision instructors who are continuing to have their budgets reduced and allows collision students to practice with current materials on vehicle repairs. The three schools provided with the product donations, who were also 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant applicant schools, include: Freedom High School (Freedom, WI), Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), and Thornton Fractional Center for Science and Technology (Calumet City, IL).

P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse President Paul Monroe noted, "We're very happy to be able to contribute to the future of our industry with this donation. Hearing back from the schools about how much it was appreciated and how much it will help their programs made our donation even more worthwhile. We will continue to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and help to educate more students to become a part of our industry!"

Established in 1976, P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse has locations in Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Madison, WI, and Cincinnati, OH.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, "This first time donation from P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse to the Education Foundation will make an incredible difference with the recipient schools and their collision programs. It cannot be stressed enough that collision schools nationwide are in great need of assistance and I would invite collision industry companies to follow P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse's lead in getting actively involved by making product and/or monetary donations that will directly assist collision school programs, instructors, and students. Only together can we make an active difference with the future professionals of the collision industry and their technical education."

Industry members and companies interested in providing monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847-463-5244.

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